CAT 2015 toppers do Bengaluru proud

CAT 2015 toppers do Bengaluru proud

The results of the 2015 CAT, the green channel to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other prestigious B-schools, were declared on Friday and a number of toppers were from Bengaluru.

While many make repeated attempts before getting a good score, Bengaluru resident Amit Warrier, an IIT-Madras alumnus secured 99.94 percentile in his first attempt.

Amit, who used to work in the telecom sector, quit his job to prepare for the test.

Asked if he had any preferences with regards to his specialisation or an IIM, he said: “I want to keep my options wide open and do not have any one thing in mind at this point of time.” He secured 99.57 percentile in Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC), 99.47 percentile in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and 99.84 percentile in Quantitative Aptitude (QA).

One of the changes in this year’s CAT was a three-section test instead of two.
Arpit Jain, another topper who scored 99.83 percentile wants to get into analytics or finance and is hopeful of a call from one of the top three IIMs. He has been working in a UK based startup for the past two and a half years. Jain wrote CAT last year, too, and got 98.07 percentile.

“I am hoping for calls from ABC (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta IIMs) but lets see what I can convert,” said the IIT-Roorkee alumnus. Arpit Jain’s individual scores were 98 percentile in VRC, 94 percentile in DILR and 100 in QA.

Nischal Shetty, who works in the R and D wing of Dell and a passout of RV College of Engineering, yet another topper, secured a percentile of 99.64. “After the end of my engineering I started exploring all my options and I also saw myself doing something in management and business. I want to take up marketing either from IIM-Calcutta or IIM-Lucknow,” he said. Nischal got 99.95 percentile in VRC, 97.15 percentile in DILR and 97.75 in QA.
 

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